Tasting Room Staff

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Kathleen Southworth


Enthusiastic, Fun & Friendly Hospitality

Kathleen joins the tasting room staff on Friday and Saturday afternoons, pouring wine for our local Toad fans, club members and folks visiting from far away places. Kathleen loves to talk about Toad Hollow history and our funny stories or alternately, about her dog Merle and cats Leo and Thor. If you are more interested in malolactic fermentation, veraison or bud break, that conversation can happen too. If you like, you can even take a selfie with our famous Toad in front of the tasting room and be featured in a post on our Facebook page!


Bill Zuur


Bill "the Bowler" Zuur

Bill Zuur was one of the first employees of the Tasting Room when it opened in September 2003. His Tasting Room career started after his wife Nancy had a brief discussion with her friend Julie Maas, who was then the assistant CFO at Toad Hollow. The conversation went something like “Do you guys have anything that my husband can do?  I need him to get out of the house” the rest, as they say, is HISTORY. When not working at Toad Hollow, Bill enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is a self employed licensed Private Fiduciary and also enjoys golf, handyman work, travel and good books.


Wendy Ponzo


Shares her love of wine as a Healdsburg local! 

"I love my family, I love wine, food and of course, Healdsburg!" says Wendy about what is important to her and what she brings to her job in our tasting room. As a Healdsburg local, she is even more excited to share her appreciation of our wine country community with everyone who walks into our tasting room.






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